The East Side is home to some of the best restaurants Austin has to offer. With eclectic character and charm, and that #hipster vibe, this is an area that locals love and visitors crave.

Check out our Happy Hour guide to the East Side too!

East Downtown – 78702

Eat – Franklin (BBQ – get there early to beat the line), Kemuri Tatsu-ya (Asian BBQ), Justine’s (upscale French cuisine), Suerte (modern Mexican – daily HH 2-5pm) , Cisco’s (Tex-Mex), Juan In A Million (traditional Mexican – great for breakfast), Mongers Market (seafood market + kitchen), Lichas (Mexico City soul food – $6 HH cocktails), Fukumoto, Ah Sing Den (Upscale Asain – high tea + dim sum on Sundays), Launderette (French bistro – brunch n weekends), Jacoby’s (rustic American – Wednesday All Night HH), Grizzeldas (Tex-Mex), La Barbecue, Gourmands (neighborhood pub & deli), Domo Alley-Gato (Japanese comfort food & bar), Arlo’s (plant-based food trailer), Juniper (Italian), Counter Cafe (American diner)
Workout – E+E Fitness
Photo by East Austin is Home

East Riverside/Oltorf – 78741

Eat – 1618 Asian Fusion, El Taquito (Traditional northern Mexican), 888 (Asian), Baby A’s (Tex-Mex – $5  HH snacks & $1 off famous purple margs Mon. – Thurs.), Plow Burger (vegan burgers & wings – for truck located at Buzz Mill), Mour Cafe (farm-to-table cafe), Poke Works, 1776 Cheesesteaks (food truck located at Buzz Mill)
Stay – Casa Cartel
Workout – Athletic Outcomes
East Riverside Boardwalk – Photo by A+ Apartment Locators

Cherrywood, East MLK, Springdale – 78722

Eat – Mickelthwait Craft Meats (Bbq), Hillside Farmacy (Upscale bistro – weekend brunch Sat. & Sun.), Old Thousand (Chinese), Rosewood Gulf Coast Chop House (all night HH Wed. & Thurs.), East Side Pies (pizza), Discada (Northern Mexico), Paperboy (breakfast & lunch), Austin Daily Press (Tex-Mex), Delray Cafe (Tapas food truck at Nickel City), J. Leonardi’s Bbq (best sausage in ATX), Blue Dahlia (European-style bistro), Nixta Taqueria (traditional Mexican), Bird Bird Biscuit (breakfast & fried chicken biscuit sandwiches), Veracruz (Authentic Mexican), Sa Ten(Japanese cafe), Contigo (rustic American – brunch on Sundays), Cherrywood Coffeehouse (Tex-Mex cafe), Uroku (sushi – located at Springdale Station), Eden East (Upscale farm-to-table bistro – BYOB), Patrizis (classic Italian), Dai Due (American – butcher shop), Mi Madres (Tex-Mex)

Mueller, Windsor Park – 78723

Eat – Hank’s (American cafe, bistro & bar – everyday HH $5 wine & frozen cocktails), Colleen’s Kitchen (southern comfort food), PokeateryL’Oca d’Oro (Italian), Rebel Cheese (vegan deli & wine), Bao’d Up (Chinese comfort food), Kyoten (sushi), MmmpanadasHalcyon (coffee shop & bar – $8 HH espresso cocktails Mon. – Fri.), PieologyPaco’s Tacos (authentic Mexican)

Erin is our resident food and happy hour aficionado. Born and raised in Texas, and spending the last 12 years in Austin, she is constantly trying out new places and giving us her foodie opinion. Erin also is very active in the workout class and wellness scene, providing insight into living a healthy, active and fun lifestyle in our beautiful city of Austin, TX.